Faculty & Staff

Photo of Michael Thomas, assistant professor of educational psychology, standing in front of a building on UIC's campus.

Michael K. Thomas is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Office Phone
(312) 413-7451
Location
3533 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Terri Thorkildsen

Theresa (Terri) Thorkildsen is a professor of Education and Psychology. Focusing on human development, Thorkildsen’s current research highlights how individuals incorporate their understanding of the fairness of institutional practices into their motivation to achieve academic goals.

Office Phone
(312) 996-8138
Location
3549 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607-7133
Expert on Urban School Leader Preparation | Steve Tozer

Steve Tozer is founding coordinator of the UIC EdD Urban Education Leadership program.

Office Phone
(312) 413-2414
Location
3238 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607

Victoria Trinder is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of the BA Urban Education: Elementary Education program, where she works with undergraduate teacher candidates to critically exam the role of schooling in urban contexts, both locally and nationally.

Office Phone
(312) 413-7747
Location
3030 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Ana Valenta
MEd Programs Advisor

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Ana Valenta has worked at the College for 12 years.  She work with MEd programs focusing on admission, graduation, the logistics of navigating UIC, processing paperwork and assisting students with registration.  She enjoys helping student through the journey of graduate school and reach the goal...

Office Phone
(312) 355-0575
Location
3145 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
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Marc Van Overbeke, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Office Phone
(312) 996-8141
Location
3022 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Maria Varelas

Maria Varelas is professor of science education whose research focuses on classroom-based learning and teaching of science in urban schools that educate predominantly students of color in economically challenged neighborhoods.

Office Phone
(312) 996-2454
Location
3513 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Teresa Vargas-Vega
Assistant to the Dean

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Office Phone
(312) 996-5642
Location
ETMSW 3004
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
Katherine Volk
Leadership Coach, Center for Urban Education Leadership

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Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dr. Waitoller is an assistant professor at the department of special education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on urban inclusive education.

Office Phone
(312) 413-2116
Location
3545 ETMSW
Mailing Address
1040 W. Harrison St. M/C 147
Chicago, IL 60607

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